Boy rescued from drowning

A MOTHER saved her two-year-old boy from drowning in a tank at a Woodlands Road property at Woodlands on Sunday.

The boy was playing hide and seek with his siblings when he fell in the tank about 12.40pm.

The boy’s mother wasn’t alerted for up to three minutes, but RACQ CareFlight doctor Mark Walker said her mothering instincts took over.

“He was on the bottom of the tank and she got him out,” Dr Walker said.

The boy was unconscious when pulled from the tank.

RACQ CareFlight spokesman Brian Russell said the boy was placed on the side of the tank to get the water out of his lungs.

The woman then performed CPR to resuscitate the boy and he was fully conscious when intensive care paramedics arrived.

“The boy had a very low body temperature and was very pale when paramedics arrived,” Mr Russell said.

Tina Wilton was at the property at the time and said it was a terrifying experience.

“His parents had been checking on him,” she said.

“He is fine now.”

The boy was flown to the Mater Hospital in Brisbane as a precautionary measure.


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